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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kellysouthpaw » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:27 am

So here they are, guys! :D

The new arrival, neke hope (Snake Hips in Maori) - you'll notice he's already been restrung with new Aquilas! I didn't even dare tune/play him with the ghastly black wire strings that came with him...
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And my veteran, Clement
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And the two side by side (n.h. on left, Clement on right)
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby songbird » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:34 am

kelly, they're both gorgeous! :D

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name neke hope - genius! :D
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kellysouthpaw » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:59 am

thanks, songbird! And thanks also for the compliments on the name choice :) I'm hoping if I ever meet Jemaine again and I get a chance to ask him (and Bret) to sign n.h. that I botch the pronunciation beyond recognition so he doesn't understand what the name is ;) "Yeah uh, my uke's name is 'Snake Hips' in Maori...that's not creepy in the least...ay Jemaine?" :roll2:

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:15 am

He's gorgeous, Kelly! He and Clement look great together. :)

You know, I played BigDaddy for a time with the black strings and I think they sounded good. I just ordered these today: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT

I'm thinking of getting this with my lottery winnings: what do you guys think? A hardshell case I'd have to add money to, but this is middle of the road:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/ ... sku=583276
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:05 pm

My case arrived today- yay! I love it!

It looks linty in the pics but it isn't.....BigDaddy fits in there nice and snug and I love the inner pocket for stuff. I'm leaving the straps off for now.
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kellysouthpaw » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:10 pm

Perfect fit, Laura! :clap: It looks great! Big Daddy looks all tucked in and comfy :)

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby biscuit » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:30 pm

That looks great, Laura :D

I'm in the market for something better than the flimsy bag I am currently using too, as I plan on bringing my uke on a short tour of North America and the UK :rock:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby Venus » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:23 pm

Ooh your case looks lovely, Laura! Definitely looks like it's the perfect fit for Big Daddy 8)
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby Nancy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:39 am

Very nice case, Laura. :thumb:

Biscuit, do you have an extra oversized purse? I've got several - the leather (or fake leather) seems a bit more protective than the flimsy bags used for grocery shopping.
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:14 pm

I've put a few sopranos on my Amazon Wishlist, lol. Not expensive ones...but now that I'm comfortable with BigDaddy, I do wish I had a traditional-sized uke to play with, especially for when I change over to the low-G strings.

So, hopefully I'll be getting a new uke-baby for Christmas! :D
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby biscuit » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:00 am

I just remembered that I promised myself a new uke when I landed a proper job :D I won't have the cash until January, but I think it's time to startlooking :)

We had a catalogue from a music shop in the post today and it had lots of cheap sopranos in it :cheer: I want to get everyone a uke for X-mas now :lol:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby SparkyCola » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:13 am

This is Bret, he's a concert-size Stagg. ^_^

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Oh yeah - I put a black piece of material on him, because I wanted to make him more distinctive and do something to make him "mine" :)

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:51 am

Hi again, Sparky. That's a handsome uke you have there! :)

Will we get to see you two in action together soon?
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby Faith » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:03 am

I've been thinking about getting a tenor when I get some extra cash. No idea when that will be, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby biscuit » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:43 am

Bret looks lovely :D And I like the idea of accessorizing 8) Mine has got stickers on it:)
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